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Ngilu, NGO in deal to revitalize healthcare despite nurses’ strike

Kitui residents are set to get reprieve from the ongoing nurses strike after Governor Charity Ngilu’s administration inked a deal with JHPIEGO-Kenya to mitigate the health crisis which has hit public hospitals across Kenya since early June.

JHPIEGO is among key partners in the Health Sector in both in Kitui County and others parts of the the country specifically through provision of support medical staff.

In a consultative meeting between the county boss and JHPIEGO’s officials on Monday  morning, the health-biased NGO promised to extend immediate support to the county health sector including but not limited to deployment of 60 support nurses to rekindle services in 60 nonoperational dispensaries.

In a bid to support mobile health activities in the remote parts of Kitui, the agency further committed to donate four mobile clinics to the County health department to supplement the existing ones.

Ms Ngilu thanked JHPIEGO for their continued partnership with Kitui and the invaluable health care support they continue to offer to the residents through the APHIA KAMILI program.

The Governor is set to flag off the nurses and the mobile clinics to their areas  of service on September 4, 2017.

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